Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bestie of Fall

Here's a wonderful Fall theme card using a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy and wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.  I just love this gorgeous stamp that you can get in Sherri's store, My Besties Shop.  The wonderful papers I have used can be found in the Paper Temptress store.

The base paper on this card is a beautiful yellow that has gorgeous speckles of mica all over it.  It glimmers when you open and close it and move it in the light, it's called Mangue.  The image was printed on Heavenly White.  Under the image I have a wonderful layer of Hambly Studio Overlay.  This gorgeous print I cut into a tag shape. This pattern is called Grandma's Wallpaper.  I am also using some beautiful ribbon from the store, Gold Oppulence.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bring me some figgy pudding

Here's a hilarious image from artist Sandra Caldwell. This image is called 1118 Eating Piggy Figgy Pudding. Too perfect for a hilarious holiday card.  Check out all of her other wonderful stamps at Babycakes DND on Etsy.

New releases will be coming out from Sandra next week, so stay tuned to her store on Etsy and keep an eye out for some wonderful previews at the end of next week on her Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sending out some love

Here's a wonderful image from Simply Betty stamps.  I thought I would take a break from doing fall and Christmas theme cards (and now I have started making little mini calendars) to make a love theme card for my hubby.

I hope he will like this card.  Cheers all!  Holley

Monday, November 27, 2017

Brrrr...Cool Treat

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's a fun image from Scribbles stamps, this cutie is for the current contest over on Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The theme is anything goes this week, as long as you include a sentiment on the front of your card. 

This great image is called treat!  Check him out over on the Scribbles site.  Then create your own fun card and share it with us at Outlawz!  Well, time to go back to school.  Sounds like Thanksgiving break was long, but in hindsight it was just TOO quick.

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Who loves you?

Here's a fun image from My Favorite Things, I just love this little girl dressed up like an Owl, she's precious as can be!  I added a sweet sentiment "Hoo Hoo Hoo, Who loves You?"  Too cute!  I hope you are having a great week post Thanksgiving holidays.

I am about to start back at the school and we now have three and a half weeks until Christmas break.  Is it bad that I am counting lol?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Pressed Leaves

Here's some beautiful leaves that a dear friend from church gave to me to create cards with.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Egg Plant

Here's a hilarious image from Sandra Caldwell.  I just love this funny stamp, it's called Egg Plant 1458.   I added some little embellishments (like sequins) that I got in Istanbul last year.  I totally wish I could be traveling there again this summer but right now there is no way for people from the USA to get a VISA.
Hope this card gave you a little laugh today.  Have a great weekend.  Cheers, Holley

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving this year.  May we all stop and take reflection on all the wonderful and amazing things that we have to be grateful for this year.

Hugs to all of you!!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Class in Austin, TX

There's going to be a Christmas theme class at Crestview United Methodist Church on Dec 9th from 10am to Noon.  There will be multiple activities including some paper making fun (see the projects below), some great ornaments, and some cookie decorating.  Parents and kids alike are welcome!!

The materials cost is $5;  Please email me to sign up.  I'd love to have you join in the fun.  If I get more info or photos of the other projects, I will be sure to add them to this posting!  My email is

The top two items are cute little treat givers, the little chick has some candies inside and the heart shaped opening shows some baby size Snickers.  The bottom is a quick and cute large size Christmas card that adults and kids can make together!  All ages are welcome.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Simple Blessings

Here's a sweet and simple card full of Simple blessings for the season.  It actually opens in the center, though that's hard to see because of how dark the cardstock is.  The stamp and sentiment both come from Unity Stamps.  I thought this card would be perfect for thanksgiving time.  But you could also use a stamp like this for Halloween as well.

So now that we are in the season are you enjoying any pumpkin treats?

I have definitely been having some pumpkin cookies from the local store, some pumpkin caramels from Marich, some pumpkin bagels from Einsteins and some wonderful homemade pumpkin bread that I got at the last church bazaar.

Monday, November 20, 2017

All white

Here's a wonderful card using a beautiful image from Sherri Baldy.  We are starting  a new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog today and our theme is All white with a colored image.  Here's my sample using a sexy image from Sherri.  I am also using some awesome white Turkish lace to go with it.

Be sure and drop over at the challenge blog to check out the rest of the design team's images as well as share your latest Sherri baldy creation with us.  We'd love to see it.  You can find all of Sherri's stamp in her store, My Besties Shop.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Leaf and flower cards

Here's some gorgeous leaf and floral cards that I made to sell at this year's bazaar.  A friend at church just loves to find beautiful leaves and flowers and press them.  She gives them to me and I take them and turn them into cards that get sold and the profits donated to the charity that year.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Grateful for you!

Here's a wonderful set of stamps from Unity Stamp Company.  I got this great Fall theme pumpkin set and made a handful of cards with it.  I just love their cute pumpkins and the lovely sentiments that it came with.  I had a blast making several combos onto papers and them coloring them up to make some quick and cute little fall time cards.

Hope you are ready for the upcoming holiday.  Here school will be closed all of next week so WOO HOO, I will have the whole week off. I am very much looking forward to that.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry Christmas Penguin

Here's a brand new image today from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This fun image will be added to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND, it's name is 1927 Penguin Card.  I used some copic markers to color it and then added some great laser cut stickers to fill in the box with my message.

Be sure to check Sandra's store for this amd many more wonderful new images today.  We also have a great stamping group online, Sandra Caldwell stamp fans on Facebook.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Giving Thanks

Here's a Thanksgiving theme card that I made using some great stamps from Unity stamp company and wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.  The papers are just so shimmery that I wish the image captured the real beauty of them!

The sentiment and the pumpkin where printed out on Neenah solar white classic crest.  The base of the card is a wonderful sheet of Mica/Metallic in Flame.  I then used two layers of gorgeous cardstock underneath the pumpkin stamp, the black is actually a beautiful shimmery Incandescent paper called Nero.  Underneath the Nero is some wonderful Mica/Metallic paper called Citrine.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bend Over!

Here's a fun image from The East Wind.  They are sponsoring the current contest over at YSBP Challenge blog.  The contest is anything goes and you get an extra entry for using an East Wind stamp.  I hope you will drop by over there and share a card today!

I thought this Lucy Loo image was just TOO great for those sexy nurse cards you sometimes need, be it Halloween or get well times.  Hope you like it.

Have a great day!  Keep the doctor away LOL

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Sharing a lovely image from Lili of the Valley today.  I just adore their little girl stamps.  This image was just TOO cute.  I colored it up with copic markers and added some great lace that I got while in Turkiye.
I added some sentiment stickers from AMM.
Hope you have a wonderful week.  This is the last week of school here before Thanksgiving break which will include all of next week for us.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Believe in the magic

Here's an awesome image from Sheepski Designs on Etsy.  I just love this artist's images and esp her wonderful SKULL images.  This one was just TOO perfect for me for the holidays.  There's a great contest going on this week at Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz, the theme is Happy Holidays.  Please share your wonderful holiday theme cards with us!
I hope you will drop by Outlawz and check out the Monday Greetings Challenge and be sure as always to put a greeting somewhere on the front of your card!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Leaf cards

Here's some more of the beautiful leaf cards that I created using some gorgeous pressed leaves given to me by a fellow member of my church.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

99% angel

Here's an awesome image from Sweet Pea stamps. I so miss this company. I am thankful to have worked for them for many years so I have lots of rubber and digi stamps of their goodies.  This cutie has such a fun attitude.  I also did her up as a Christmas theme card, but I thought she would also work as a general theme stamp

I hope you are all having a great week.  Better start all getting ready for Thanksgiving as it is approaching so very quickly!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bearly Loves Cookies

Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell this week.  This lovely stamp is called 1897 Bearly Loves Cookies.  Too Cute.  I colored her up with copic markers and even found the cutest chocolate chip cookie button to go with her.  I also added some great lace from Istanbul.

Sandra will be adding this image to her Etsy store, Babycakes DND sometime today, so keep your eye out for this and many more brand new stamps.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sharing Bloobel Stamps

Here's a stamp you all had to know I would love.  This image is too quirky and fun, which is right up my alley.  It's from Bloobel Stamps.  She recently put a bunch of her wonderful images on sale and I had to scoop up a whole bunch of them before they got retired.   This one is still available for just $1 and is called Letting Go

I am using some Bazzil paper here and some fun Washi tape.  I hope you are all having a great day and that this card gave you a little smile.  You can check out this fun artist on her site, Bloobel stamps

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Owl be your friend!

Here's an awesome image from a Tim Holtz set that I just love. My hubby got me this set for Christmas a couple years ago and I just adore it.  TOO funny these birds.  I added a cute little crocheted flower that I got from a friend.

Hope you are having a beautiful fall.  I can't believe how warm the weather as been here, oh wait. I am in Texas, so yes I can.  I hope it stays this way!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lucy Loo, The East Wind

Here's a gorgeous image from The East Wind.  I just love this Lucy Loo character that she creates.  There's a wonderful contest going on right now on the Your Scrapbook Place blog that is a card challenge this month sponsored by the East Wind.  Drop by over there and enter your newest card to share with us. The contest is Anything goes!

I am using some great lace from Istanbul on this card. I think it goes perfect with the delicate image of Lucy Loo in this photo.

Thanks for those who asked about the Bazaar, the church sold almost 3/4 of what you all saw!!  that was a great addition to the money that they earned. I was so happy about that.  I took what was left today to my work and sold about 3/4 of what I had left, so looks like I will be starting from scratch next year.  Guess I better get started now!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Besties Fun

We are having a wonderful Anything Goes contest over on the SSS challenge Blog today, drop by and share your wonderful Sherri Baldy cards with us and you can win some great prizes from Sherri Baldy.  

You can check out all of her wonderful Bestie Stamps at her My Besties Shop.  So many adorable images for the holidays!  Join in the fun with us!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Leaf cards

Here's some more wonderful Leaf cards that I created using beautiful local leaves that a church lady collected and pressed for me.  I used them to create these cards that were sold at the church bazaar yesterday.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cute little project

Here's a quick and cute little project I did with a fun stamp from Sweet Pea stamps.  I made a Tea container that you could put goodies in, it was a container that I got at the Dollar Store and I decorated it with pink papers and this darling image:

Here's the finished project:

Have a great Saturday! 

If you live in the Austin TX area, please come by the Crestview United Methodist Church for the Annual Bazaar at 9-1 on Saturday Morning  We will have food and crafts.  I did a ton of wonderful cards that you see on my blog, lovely jewelry, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more.  Plus we usually have some vendors too. I will take some photos to share with you all how we did :)

Here's some photos after Friday set up

Friday, November 3, 2017

My Darling

Here's a beautiful lady from Sassy Studio. I just love this artist's images. I do so miss her online as I believe she has now stopped making digi stamps.  I have taken off work today as the church bazaar is tomorrow so I want to get there today to help with the set up. There is going to be so much work today.  Funny how a day off will be more work than a simple day at work.

Have a great weekend everyone and if you live in the Austin TX area, please come by the Crestview United Methodist Church for the Annual Bazaar at 9-1.  We will have food and crafts.  I did a ton of wonderful cards that you see on my blog, lovely jewelry, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more.  Plus we usually have some vendors too.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dia de los Muertos

Here's a quick and cute card that combines some great Hambly Studio Overlays from Paper Temptress to make a bright and fun festive card for Dia de los Muertos.  Some time ago, I shared a card and talked about Dia de los Muertos (and I am sure I have shared many more cards, but at least once I talked about the actual holiday, which is quite popular where I grew up in south Texas).  
I am using a cute wood mounted stamp, it's a brand I don't know, but it was just a dollar or so and makes the cutest image!

It works perfect with these bright and beautiful papers from Paper Temptress for this holiday.  I started with Basis Black for my background.  Again, when I don't have cardstock that gives me 6" cards, I just take an 8.5x11" sheet, fold it half and make a 5.5" square card like this one shown.  I then added super cute layers of Hambly Studio overlays.  The first layer is pink bows called Pink Bow Ties.  Then I made a 3 layer sandwich of Neenah solar white, my stamped image, also on Neenah solar white, and a cut out from the Hambly Studio Overlay called Urban Chic Frames in lime.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cat Wreath

Happy November everyone!  It's time for a brand new contest over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog!  I am happy to announce that our sponsor this month is The East Wind.  As you all have seen on my blog, I just LOVE their awesome images, esp Lucy Loo who is one of my favorite characters.  The contest this month is anything goes and you will get an extra entry into the drawing if you use any stamp from The East Wind.
Drop by our Blog and check out all the cards created by our design team and then share your latest creation with us!